Heartstopper Star Kit Connor Slams Netizens For Forcing Him To Come Out As Bisexual!

'Heartstopper' star Kit Connor says he has been 'forced' to come out as bisexual
Kit Connor comes out of the closet! (photo credit – Instagram)

Heartstopper star Kit Connor has come out as bisexual amid allegations of queerbiting and slammed his critics for “forcing an 18-year-old to put himself out there” in response to the accusations that hurt.

As eonline.com reports, on October 31, Star took out social media users who were accusing her of queerbaiting, a term used to describe people who balk at suspicions. They may queue in the hopes of attracting attention and publicity.

In a tweet, Kit Connor criticized the allegations and wrote: “I am bi. Congratulations on forcing an 18 year old to go out on his own.”

The British actor, who plays Nick Nelson, a teenager who is coming on Heartstopper in terms of his sexuality, also said, “I think some of you missed the point of the show. Bye.”

Kit Connor’s tweet comes five months after he faced allegations online.

“Twitter is a very funny man,” he tweeted on May 2. “Obviously some people out here know my sexuality better than I do.”

Later that month, the His Dark Materials alum called the bizarre allegations “mean” and defended his choice to keep his sexuality private.

“I’m completely confident and comfortable in my sexuality, but… I’m not huge on labels and things like that,” he shared on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast. “I don’t think I need to label myself, especially not in public.”

Kit Connor also said that it was “weird” for people to speculate about him and his Heartstopper co-star Joe Locke, who also plays a strange character.

“To start speculating about our sexuality and to put pressure on us to come out when maybe we’re not ready,” he continued, “I think it’s a very interesting, slightly problematic notion. “

Amid the allegations, Connor announced in September that he was stepping away from Twitter.

“This is a utterly silly app,” he tweeted on Sept. 12, “a little bored of it now, deleting twitter.”

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